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52969 VanDyke, Shelby Township, MI
586-991-6104
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Chef fueled fusion cuisine

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  • 6
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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but over priced

Good food, but I think it's over priced for what you get. Love the decor but it is noisy. The sound bounces around everywhere. We will go there sometimes, but for the price, we can do better.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Karen H
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Good food, but I think it's over priced for what you get. Love the decor but it is noisy. The sound bounces around everywhere. We will go there sometimes, but for the price, we can do better.

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Shelby Township
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is struggling to find it's identity. The layout is odd. Gigantic bar, high top tables scattered around. Not real comfortable seating. Is it a bar? Is it a hip restaurant? Is it for families? Is it high end? Jeopardy was on the tv. Weird choice. The drinks are pricy - but maybe not if it's supposed to be... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This past Tuesday night the day before Christmas Eve, we stopped into the Cafe for dinner. There was one person greeting, serving bar and the wait staff. One person!. We left after 20 minutes of no service. No wonder this place is struggling.

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detroit
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have been to Metropolitan cafe a number of different time Service has always been great has a nice outside patio in the summer time with flowers around It is on a busy corner of 24 and VanDyke but still enjoyable to be out side Great hamburger

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I recently dined at the Metropolitan Cafe and enjoyed every bite. We both ordered the fish and chips. I had the sweet potato fries with mine and they were some of the best I have ever had. The meal came with a lovely cup of soup (again one of the best ever). The waitress was very friendly... More 

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Shelby Township MI
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

When Metro opened a few years ago it was unique and had creative dishes. We visited last winter and were terribly disappointed by the service and ended up leaving.. fast forward to August a friend and I though we would give it a chance . We were one of three tables and the bartender was our waitress. We were not... More 

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Romeo, Michigan
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After driving by this place for three years, my wife and I decided to give it a try. It doesn't look like much from the outside: a brick office building on a corner across from a strip mall and a CVS. Inside things certainly change: think upscale martini bar, dark faux leather and wood with lots of multicolored glass. Service... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As you can see from my previous post this used to be one of our favorite Shelby Township spots to eat. We were there about a month ago and noticed downhill turn to food and service. All the regular servers were gone. Jennifer, the owner, said they were working on new menu. Went back recently to give it another chance.... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our first dining experience over 3 years ago was outstanding. Fresh, flavourful, unique, great dining space, service. Everything. We liked that the chef came up with "fresh" dishes each day based on what she could get at the market that morning. What a unique concept! We loved it. Fast forward to this past spring. My friend and I purchased groupons... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Even with a Groupon the experience was POOR! First no crayons for the kids (hint: CVS across the street!). We ordered 4 Filets and they only had 1 left (we were there at 6pm on a Wednesday! Did someone forget to order food for the week?) I watched the manager/owner sit at the bar the entire dinner without helping the... More 

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Additional Information about The Metropolitan Cafe

Address: 52969 VanDyke, Shelby Township, MI
Phone Number: 586-991-6104
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Shelby Township
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52969 VanDyke, Shelby Township, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Shelby Township
  • Phone Number: 586-991-6104

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

Description

Chef fueled fusion cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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